Nowadays, the EU education systems are facing an important challenge, a challenge which, while not new, has in recent years intensified and become more widespread –the presence in schools of large numbers of children from a migrant background who are in a weak socio-economic position. Within classes and schools, it is necessary to accommodate increased diversity of mother tongues, cultural perspectives and attainments. New, adapted teaching skills and inclusive methodologies are needed and new ways of building bridges with migrant families and communities need to be developed.
The “talent crisis” requires
Therefore, the overall goal of the MEDIS project is to strengthen and consolidate social cohesion, intercultural education and local language in a multilingual framework of newly arrived migrants at primary and secondary schools through the Mediterranean Inclusive Schools Programme.
To reach this goal, the following specific objectives of the project have been established:
-To tailor the LIC Plan to specific environments on the basis of the needs and context study and to complement it with other successful initiatives to upscale it educational settings
-To increase the professional skills of school through capacity building trainings on inclusive methodologies and pedagogical approaches-To enhance the social inclusion in at least 90 schools in Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Portugal by implementing and validating the MEDIS Programme.
-To influence on the policies by establishing contacts, signing agreements and elaborating policy recommendations for the decision makers at all levels-To raise awareness on the problem of social inclusion of migrant children at schools, and to promote cultural diversity and tolerance at school environments
As a result, by the end of the project, 90 schools from the Mediterranean countries will implement into their structure the inclusive programme facilitating the integration of children coming from different cultural and language
- CategoryP. Number: 592206-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN European Comission